Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CPS Sketch

Happy Wednesday everyone. Hope you are all staying cool wherever you may be. I wish fall would actually get here to Northern Calif. I am tired of these 100° days. Ick!
So, here I have a sketch from CPS(Card Positioning Systems). This was a fun and pretty simple challenge. I figured if Fall wasn't going to be here, I should create some fall themed cards. Hint Hint Mother Nature! LOL!
For this one I used a stamp from one of my most favoritist stamp sets from "The Stamps Of Life" I love love love all of her monthly stamps. I get a new set around the 1st. of every month, I just love Happy Mail, Dont you? For the DP I actually used a Halloween paper pack from Wal Mart. and my card stock colors are Glorious Green, Only Orange (From Satmpin Up!) and white(from Wausau)
I printed the "Happy Fall" in Word and added some green gems(sorry about the picture quality) you cant really tell that they are green but that's what they are.

I hope you enjoy my creation, there are many more to come and I cant wait to share with all of my friends!
See y'all soon!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sketch from Friday Sketchers

Happy Monday all, I have another Challenge creation that I put together for you all. This one is from Friday Sketchers. I did something different with this creation. The 3 flowers in the left hand corner of the card, They are from DP and punched with scallop punches. I punched out 8 scallop circles for each flower and and put a green brad in the middle of each of them and then kinda just bunched them up around the brad and before I attached them, I kinda separated each layer to make the flower. I saw this on You Tube(my lifeline!) What do you think? You like?
the supplies I used for this creation are as follows:Rose Red & white Card stock. DP is Cottage wall from Satmpin Up! Top Note Die from Stampin Up! Sizzix scribbles swirls die. Green brad(in center of flowers)
So, there you have it. My creation for Friday Sketchers. Let me know what you think, I love to hear all of my friends comments! I will see you all real soon, Off to work on another challenge!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge

Hello there friends, Well, It is Tuesday and I have completed another challenge card. This sketch challenge is from Mojo Monday. A fun and pretty easy sketch might I add. I decided to go Halloweenie with this one as I got my monthly stamp set from The stamps of life at the beginning of the month and I just needed to use it. The stamps of life is a fun club to assure yourself that you are going to get Happy Mail at the beginning of every month. If you haven't seen her stamps before, you have got to go and check it out.
I stamped the ghost image on black card stock with a Craft white ink pad and added the googly eyes for some dimension. So darn cute! The punch I used is a Martha Stewart border punch(the checker punch) For the scallop circle with the ghost in it and the sentiment, I actually had those from last year and thought they would fit perfect for this creation. The card stock colors I used are Lovely Lilac, Basic black, only orange from Stampin Up! and the white is from Wausau. There you have it. My creation for Mojo Monday. I hope you enjoy what I have created and hope to see you back soon to see my creations!
Have a great night and I will see you all real soon!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Card Patterns Challenge

Hello friends, Happy Monday to you all. Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Well, I am starting the week off good with a challenge completed. Hopefully I can keep it up for the rest of the week.

This challenge is from Card Patterns, They always have wonderful challenges and you all know how I love a challenge.

These are the supplies I used to create this challenge card.
Not quiet navy,Pumpkin pie and pear pizzaz card stock. DP is from echo park paper co. orange flower brads from my stash. sentiment image from Inkadinkadoo. Scallop circle Nestie. & circle nestie.
And there you have it.
Let me know that you were here! I love to hear your comments! Have a great night and I will see you all real soon!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dad's 80th. Birthday

Hello Friends, Happy hump day everyone, I hope you all are having a great week this far. I cant believe we are already half way thru September. Next thing you know, It's going to be Christmas. Yikes!!
Well I have a couple of projects that I want to share with you all. My Dad's 80Th. Birthday is tomorrow and he is an artist. If I ever need to get rid of stamping magazines or catalogs he is the first person to say, Ohhhh, I'll take them. He does pencil drawings and some of his work is just amazing. When he was in college he won many art contests and even in his work(before he retired) he was the person they would call to do pencil drawings of anyone who was retiring and those would be presented to the retiree. Pretty cool stuff.
So, I had to create something cool for him. He loves to go to the book store and buy books with interesting photos in them so I went to his favorite book store(1/2 price books here in Concord) and got him a gift card, so with that, I needed to make a Gift card holder. This holder is pretty cool as I got the idea from a friend of mine(Thank you Polly!) It is made from a TPaper roll. Covered in the same paper that I used on the card and I embossed the tag with my Stars EF. I added some fibers to add some splash of color to it and there you have it. So easy and so cool looking!
As for the card, I used an image from
"I brake for stamps" I colored the senior in with my copics and also used my spicas(on the ribbon)
I have totally neglected all of my
"I brake for stamps" rubber and my Dad has the awesome sense of humor so I knew he would totally appreciate this image and with the look on the seniors face, I though "Happy joyful Birthday" (From Small Saying by StampinUp!) was the perfect sentiment.
My color scheme was Going Grey,Ruby Red & Vanilla from Stampin Up! The DP is by
Sandylion. I have also used my embossing folders on the grey and vanilla panels(spots & dots and Stars)
So, there you have it. Dad's 80Th. birthday present and card. I cant wait to take it over to him tomorrow. I think he will get a chuckle out of it!
Well, all for now my friends. I'm off to do some creating and I will see you all real soon!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sketches For you Sketch-A-Thon

Hello everyone. For the last few days, I have been busily at work completing some Pre-challenges for the Sketches4U "Sketch-A-Thon" The theme for the sketch-a-thon is Fall or School theme.

So far I have completed 3 pre-challenges. There is so much more fun set of for the next 3 weeks over at Sketches4U, You don't want to miss all the great sketches and Awesome Talent. They have Nikki Sivils & Cherie from Sassy Little sketches and Liz Qualman will also be providing a surprise sketch revealed on Sept. 25th. This sketch a thon will be going on starting on Sept. 10th. until the end of September so you have lots of time to get over there and have some fun with all the great sketches.
My card sketch challenge & creation will be out on Sept. 18th. So come on by and play along.
I would love to see you there!

So, onto my takes on the 3 pre-challenge creations. There is a Fall Card, A 12X12 School Layout and a School themed tag.
For my tag, I used Dark Blue Stickles to make the "A" I did it in both red and dark blue and I really likes the Dark Blue the best.

Tag Supplies used: Night of navy for base of tag and Cert. celery. yellow and green star brads from my stash. red rick rac. The DP is used is from a 12X12 pack, I am not sure of the maker.The Die cut apples is cut from a 12X12 Laser cut piece of card stock that I also used on the 12X12 layout.

Supplies used for 12X12 LO
12X12 Laser die cut apples, 12X12 blue polka dot 2 sided multi color stripes by "My minds eye". and the 8"Eighth Grade" from Reminisce. Red polka dot just a random piece from my stash.
I also added the school books below the right picture which is a metal charm that says ABC,123.

For my Fall Themed card, Cardstock used is rich razzleberry,and pumpkin pie. DP used is from a fall/Thanksgiving themed pack. The stamp set I used is called "Thanks to fall" From The stamps of life. I added a button in a fall color with some hemp twine.

So there you have it. So far, 3 sketches and a bunch more to go. This sketch a thon is going to be so much fun I don't want any of my friends to miss it, So, come on over and check it out and join in on the fun. Until next time, Happy Creating!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Wow! This was a fun one! I had so much fun creating this card. I made this a Halloween creation for Friday Sketchers Sketch challenge. I am pretty limited on my Halloween stamps so I decided to use just a ghost and embossed it in Black and added googly eyes. The ghost image is from "The stamps of life" monthly stamp club and this was the set for September. It is a great set with 26 clear acrylic stamps. for the DP I used some awesome Halloween paper from BasicGrey. You will see some great challenge cards where I am going to use this paper. It is double sided and just sooooo Halloween. I love it! My card stock colors are Mellow Moss, Pumpkin Pie & Dark purple.
The Happy Halloween sentiment is an orange acrylic piece that I had in my embellishment stash with "Happy Halloween" embossed into it. I added misc. ribbon around the edge of the acrylic piece and a purple gem brad to add some dimension. For my finishing touch I embossed the panel behind the image with my "Spots & Dots Embossing folder and added brownish orange adhesive bling to some of the "spots".
There you have it. My first Halloween creation of the season. My how time flys. Wasn't it just June? Where did the time go?

Well, that's all for now my friends. I am going to be working on some great sketch challenge layouts and such for the Sketches 4 All Blog Hop that is coming up real soon so keep your eyes peeled for that great event. You wont want to miss it!

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